Panel Discussion: Worldchanging

Inspired by the popular environmental website www.worldchanging.com, Worldchanging (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2006) offers a practical toolkit to building a better, more sustainable future. Highlighting elements of this toolkit, a panel of contributing authors discusses how each of us can incorporate these technologies and techniques into our lives for the benefit of the planet.

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